Mindfulness is often packaged as an individual pursuit: you carve out a space in a comfortable setting or a studio that suits your needs so you can take time to calm down, relax, or focus better for work. The benefits advertised are very me-oriented. This personal project, essential to mindfulness, overlaps with an inherent tendency … Read moreCan Mindfulness Help Us Dismantle Inequality?
Ah, clickbait. It draws you in but so often disappoints. All hat, no cattle, as the Texas saying goes. To wit: A recent New York Times headline blared, “Hey Boss, You Don’t Want Your Employees to Meditate.” The piece is by two business school behavioral scientists, Kathleen Vohs and Andrew Hafenbrack, who conducted research to … Read moreAre Meditators Unmotivated Slackers?
As Editor-in-Chief of Mindful, I have the honor of receiving and reviewing hundreds of books over the course of a year. After careful review, only a handful make it into the pages of the magazine. Here are nine books that stand out as being my favorite this year: 1. Meditation Is Not What You Think: Mindfulness … Read moreThe Best Mindfulness Books This Year
This post was originally published on this siteMindfulness is a fancy word for something very simple we all have: the ability to be fully aware of what’s going on around us, inside us, and with the people we encounter. We can cultivate this ability, and at Mindful, we make it our mission to support individuals … Read more10 Ways Mindfulness Is Driving Real Change
This post was originally published on this siteEach year, Thanksgiving invites us with its promise of gratitude and togetherness. But often if we’re not careful, it ends in gluttony, irritation, conflict, and consumerism. Here’s a few tips to maintain the spirit of the holiday. Don’t feed your boredom. Thanksgiving can keep going and going—and going … Read more5 Ways to Thrive at Thanksgiving
This post was originally published on this siteIn Maurice Sendak’s classic Where the Wild Things Are, young Max’s bedroom transforms into a jungle filled with wild things who roar and bare their teeth and menace with their claws. He tames them into stillness and they become his friends. Having journeyed to where the wild things … Read moreWhen Should I Meditate and When Should I Relax